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1946 CJ-2A Gold Hill, Ca $4200


UPDATE:  Still Available

(07/03/2010) This appears to have a MB windshield.

“This jeep was rattle canned to prevent rust and stored in a barn in Douglas County for over 25 years. The body is solid, runs great with the original motor and drive train. Has new clutch, bearings, rear seal, carb rebuilt, etc. I have the original roll bar which is currently not on the jeep. It also has the original rifle rack mounted on the dash…have seen these on Ebay for as much as $500. Would appreciate serious inquires only. Thanks.”

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1943 MB Clarkdale, AZ **SOLD**


UPDATE:  Was $18,999. **SOLD**

(08/31/2010) This “mint” condition MB has an unusual cross member underneath the grille.  It also sports what appear to be warn hubs.  I’d review this closely.

“This mint condition 1943 Willy MB military US Army vehicle is for sale, new roof, a must see vehicle, this is a true collectors item, travels 65 MPH, 60 HP, weight 2453 lbs, 132 inches long, fuel tank holds 15 gallons of gasoline, get about 20 miles per gallon, original cost was $739, email your questions, thanks”

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A pair of Stainless Lights Southern, Il $100 + shipping


Mike has some lights for sale.

This is a set of Unity Spotlights, chrome, 12 volt. I bought them new and hardly used them. I’d like $100.00 plus $15.00 to ship.  These spotlights cost $150.00 new each. Email me at

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A Couple Slat Grille MBs and Marmon Herrington Tanks

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here’s an image from 1942 that Hugo spotted at wikipedia.  The picture is high enough resolution that I was able to get a couple closeup pics as well.

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History of Willys in South Africa from the NFI

• CATEGORIES: Features, GPA (SEEP), News

Regular readers will remember Claus and his brother from the CJ-2As they restored in South Africa.

Claus also made contact with the Northern Flagship Institution, a national museums institution that falls under the auspices of the Department of Arts and Culture in South Africa.  The NFI provided Claus with a detailed response that lists, based on their research, the jeeps that had entered the country.

Curiously, they don’t mention the SEEP (shown below) that is located at the South African Military Museum in Johannesburg.  Gavin Walkers Willys MA site has a couple photos of it.

Based on Claus’s suggestion, I did a quick search of the CJ-2A Page Forum and learned here are a few other South African CJ-2A owners as well.  So, I thought I’d publish this NFI historical information in hopes it helps others.

Thanks for sending it on Claus!


From the NFI to Claus —

Thank you for your email query of 14 July 2008.   The South African National Museum of Military History, a component of the Northern Flagship Institution does not have complete records of Willys Jeep purchases by the Union Defence Forces or by the later SADF.  We have found some information which might assist you.  Much research is still required to fully answer your query.

Since the Willys Jeep was manufactured in the United Sates of America, all issued American equipment to British Commonwealth countries came via the Lend Lease agreement.  The Union Defence Forces had to work through the British War Department to obtain American Equipment via the Lend Lease.  The first Jeep, a Willys MB seems to have arrived in South Africa in about October 1943.  This Jeep was allocated the Union Defence Forces (UDF) number U 47505 and was used by Capt A A van Niekerk MC, Officer Commanding the paratrooper company of the newly formed SAAF Regiment undergoing training at Premier Mine, Pretoria.

During November 1943, a Willys MB Jeep – U 46-04, was used as a command vehicle during  training in the Barberton district, by the Officer Commanding, S A Armoured Brigade, Brigadier C L de W du Toit.

At about the same time (November 1943 – April 1944) some Willys MB Jeeps were allocated to the 6 SA Armoured Division (6 Div) in training at Khatatba in Egypt, the numbers were small but unknown.   We believe that 6 Div drew more Jeeps from British stores at Bari at the end April 1944, once they had landed in Italy.  The numbers are unknown but this information may be at the SANDF Archives in Pretoria –

Photographic evidence shows that the following units used Jeeps in Italy:

During the advance of 6 Div from Cassino to Rome – end May to 6 June 1944:

6 Div Postal Unit
12 Field Squadron, South African Engineer Corps

North of Rome and into Gothic Line:

6 Div Headquarters
11 South African Armoured Brigade Group Headquarters
Prince Alfred’s Guard
First City / Cape Town Highlanders reconnaissance platoon were issued with Jeeps
The Natal Mounted Rifles also had Jeeps by October 1944

During the spring of 1945 and after 6 Div had broken through the Gothic Line the following units are known to have had Jeeps:

7/64 Battery of the Transvaal Horse Artillery
Imperial Light Horse / Kimberley Regiment

The war in Italy ended on 2 May 1945.  On 14 May the 6 South African Armoured Division held a Victory Parade at the Monza Racetrack in which all their vehicles were paraded.  After the parade the vehicles were handed in to the transport park.  Later the vehicles were railed to Genoa to the 6 South African Armoured Division Vehicle Park.  A small number of men chose to stay on in Italy after the other servicemen had been sent home to the Union. Many of these men had girlfriends and wanted to stay on and prepare the vehicles for shipping to the Union.    The first ship left Genoa for Durban at the end of April 1946.  The ex British equipment was shipped first in eleven ships.  The American equipment was last to leave Genoa on SS Standridge on 3 May 1947, after much discussion on numbers and payment to the USA.

Only two Willys Jeeps and two 10cwt General Service Jeep Trailers were shipped to South Africa.  A third Jeep, purchased by Captain D C Clarke under authority dated 23 September 1946 was shipped on the SS Samarina on 24 September 1946.  This Jeep had the British War Department number WD 5662164. These are the only Jeeps to officially come from Italy to the Union.

In 1948, the UDF ordered two hundred and eighty nine Willys Jeeps, the model is unknown.  These were allocated the U numbers . U 75800 – U 76088.

Forty three, 1951, Willys 7 seater station wagons were also ordered by the UDF and allocated the U numbers  U 76177 – U 76219.

In 1960, twenty-five CJ-3B Jeeps were ordered as well as sixty-one of the more modern CJ-5s.  Of the total eighty- eight ordered, only eighty-five were delivered at first, the rest arriving at a later date.

In about 1963/64 the SADF purchased one hundred and nine CJ-6 Jeeps.  It is not known if they were manufactured by Willys Motors Incorporated or by the Kaiser Jeep Corporation.

In 1992 there were fourteen CJ-6 Jeeps at 4 Vehicle Reserve Park, Walmanstal, north of Pretoria.  These had the following registration numbers.

BCL 953 M             BCL 948 M   BCL 941 M   BCL 952 M   BCL 939 M   BCL 944 M
BCL 943 M             BCL 937 M   BCL 938 M   BCL 945 M   BCL 934 M   BCL 950 M

The above listed Jeeps were powered by 4 -cylinder engines.

BDF 775 M and BDF 760 had 6-cylinder engines.

The Museum would appreciate any information you may find regarding Jeeps in South African service.

Yours sincerely

Incorporating — Transvaal Museum, National Cultural History Museum, SA National Museum of Military History, Kruger Museum, Pioneer Museum, Sammy Marks Museum, Tswaing Crater Museum, Willem Prinsloo Agricultural Museum.

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4 5×5.5 Aluminum Rims Portland, Or $100

• CATEGORIES: Tires and Rims

I can’t tell if these are hurricane, turbine, or something else.

“i have four turbine wheels in ok shape 1 has a cosmetic blemish two of the four tires are ok 235/75/15 other two are flat unsure why about 30% tread wheels are 5 on 5.5”

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Fiberglass Body Lees Summit, Mo **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Body Parts • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $1000.

I am guessing this is two fenders and a body?

“jeep body molded by tj vanderbosch company [ they make jeep bodies for JC Whitney and other jeep restoration sites. body is a rough mold thats why its so much cheaper it will need work before paint . i cut out the a grill also but they stuck the mold and i have not heard from them if its fixed i cut out rear floor pan to fit my chassic as you can see in the pictures. but i still have it so you can glass it back in .ALSO have fenders and hood there a smoother molding and need less work to be ready for paint. Im supposed to recieve ed yet ”

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Rolling Chassis Holyoke, Ma Make Offer


There’s some value here.

‘willys jeep off road project, lock rights front and rear, 5.38 gears, front disc brakes, lift springs, rancho shocks,34 x 9.50 s swampers,M38 tub fenders,grill hood give me a call if your interested, 1 413 535 8311″

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Wanted: Some CJ-2A parts in Maine

• CATEGORIES: wanted

Perhaps someone can help out this Willys owner.

“I’m looking for some Willys parts. Specifically looking for a radiator for a ’47 CJ-2A. Might also be looking for a REALLY GOOD 4-cyl flathead engine. Might be looking for other parts, whole Jeeps, or unfinished projects, depending on what you have. Maybe a good frame and/or tub for another project. Jeeps with 4-speed or Warn overdrive, or other interesting parts.”


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1947 CJ-2A Spanaway, Wa $500


Parts Jeep?

“47 Willys Jeep, L head 4 cyl. all there, not running, floor and seats gone Has Buick 6 that goes with it, probably only good for core. Really cool front bumper, steel 16.5 wheels, heater on floor of passenger side. Have soft top and doors, original under seat gas tank, extra jerry cans. No title, could spend a ton of money and have something super nice or just spend a little bit of money and have a really fun runner. Maybe a Rat-Jeep.”

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1955 Truck Klamath Falls, Or **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: Was $2500. **SOLD**

This looks like a solid truck for the price.

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1946 CJ-2A Orem, Ut $900


Here’s a project.

“Great project jeep, needs a motor rebuild, seats and some other stuff. Parts are cheap and accessible on and other sites. Easy to work on, excellent MOAB or 4wd digging jeep. Here are some Pics. Serious inquiries only please. Contact Jim to see it 801-471-7736 or e-mail”

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1948 CJ-2A Parker, Co **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4500

(Last listed 05/31/2009) It looks like a solid jeep.

“I am listing this Willys for my brother. It has been in our family since 1994 and been modified with a Chevy 350 engine and TH350 automatic transmission. Our uncle did most of the work on it. I’ll do my best to describe it.

350 Chevy engine from a mid 70’s Blazer. Was rebuilt about 15,000 miles ago and runs very well. Starts right up and has more than enough power.
Chrome headers exiting the sides
TH350 transmission professionally rebuilt about 1000 miles ago. Runs very well with crisp shifts.
Dana 18 transfer case.
Dana 44 rear axle and Dana 30 front with the larger drum brakes. They were rebuilt about 1000 miles ago. Our uncle bought these from a guy that was going to auto tech school and they were rebuilt under the supervision of his instructor. They are gears low. I listed a tire off the ground and spun the driveshaft. It took approximately 5-1/4 turns so they are either 5.13 or 5.38. It’s gear for offroading so if you want to do alot of highway travel you would probably want to put in a Warn overdrive.
Repainted a few years ago. It looks good but isn’t a perfect show quality paint job. The body is very solid and rust free. The fenders aren’t rotted at the inner supports.
Very good condition chrome wheels with 33″ tires with about 1000 miles on them.
Tilt steering column with Saginaw power steering conversion
Heavy duty custom battery mount.
New electric cooling fan with recored radiator.
Good condition soft top with doors. Was originally red but was repainted black with vinyl fabric paint.”

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1947 CJ-2A Helena, Mt $4000


UPDATE:  Price dropped to $4000

(06/08/2010) It has a few dents, but it looks pretty rust free.

“1000 miles on rebuilt 4 cylinder and 3 speed manual transmission, 4 WD-Warn hubs, Hi-Lo transfer case, 12 Volt system, Roll bar, Towbar, Bucket seats, No top, Good glass in windsheild, Grey in color, Mechanically sound. 406-475-9745 leave message.”

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1951 CJ-3A Wilmington, NC $500

• CATEGORIES: CJ-3A, Last Ride

This poor jeep. I don’t see much salvageable.

“here is a 1945 willys military jeep that was titled in 1951. back then military jeeps didn’t have titles. If you bought one back then it could be titled when registered. It does not run anymore ( motor is stuck ). The body is rusted bad but it has the original drivetrain . 500.00 obo”

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1942 MB Shasta Lake City, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD* Was $1500.

This looks like a great price.

“1942 model mb millitay jeep. owned since 1960 . has good title,on non-op. has been in my garage since last used in 1987. runs-drives needs little work. 1500.00 OBO. please call for more info.”

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1963 CJ-5 Morley, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $500.

“1963 willys jeep cj5 NO TITLE , very rough but can start and move, for parts or farm use 500. or trade for hunting tools.”


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1948 Wagon Missoula, Mt $2850

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons

This has a variety of drivetrain updates.

“Very rare Willys Sedan Delivery. There are some sheet metal issues, but replacement panels are available. Perfect for someone with a little body shop experience. Engine is a Chev 307 V8 w/Turbo 400 automatic. Axles are from a Waggoneer providing decent road gearing vs. original Jeep low ratio. It’s a project I love, but can see it will never make it to the top of my list! More info and pics available at…”

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1961 Truck Eastern Shore, Md **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Willys Trucks • TAGS: .

**SOLD** .. buyer has already started restoration (see comments)

(09/06/2010) Al forwarded this solid project with a hydraulic dump bed.

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1946 VEC CJ-2A Kennewick, WA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $5500.

Here’s a nice looking column shift CJ-2A forwarded by HOG.  There’s only one pic, but it is a big one.

“1946 CJ2A 4 Cyl, 3 speed Column Shift(Factory). 4 Wheel Drive. BlueBook is $9700, Asking $5500. (Serious Inquiries Only). Call for additional details. It is Nice.”

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1947 Wagon Joplin, Mo eBay .. “Poor Boy’s Dream”

• CATEGORIES: Willys Wagons • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

“Restored Willys Overland Sedan Delivery Van; 1947 body on a 1961 Willys Drive Train; 226 Flathead 6 cylinder engine. 4 wheel drive; Lots of chrome inside; Murals on the inside wall; Customized; It has been named “Poor Boy’s Dream”; Very rare van.

Problems known; Transmission sometimes pops out in 2nd gear when you let off the gas; Needs a headliner; Need to install the windshield wipers (all parts included);”

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1959 FC-170 Missoula, MT **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677 • TAGS: .

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $3450.

The seller also has a FC-150, though it doesn’t appear to be for sale.

“VERY good body, and as you can see… original tailgate stenciling is still alive and well! Engine (Original) has been started but will need rings at least. A “plus” as is if you have mosquito issues. If you’re not in the mood to rebuild… A perfect engine swap is the 60 degree V-6 Chev found in tons of S-10 pick-ups and other. They’re all over the place and they fit under the “dog house” without modifications to the sheet metal.”


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1948 CJ-2A Birmingport, Al $250


There looks like $250 worth of parts.

“This jeep is for parts. If you want a pristine Jeep, this one is NOT the one you need. I do not know if its all there, and the engine is probably not original. It has a 6 cylinder motor, which may be a Kaiser straight-six. Floor pan is rusted out. This jeep is old, but may be a good find if you’re looking for some parts.”

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1952 CJ-3A Appleton, Wi **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $22,000.

Looks nice.

“Restored Willys Jeep. Flathead 4 Go Devil. PTO. 12 volt system. Added taillight for brakes. Fun to drive and you will not be disappointed.”

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1953 CJ-3B Unionville, MO **SOLD**


UPDATE:  **SOLD** Was $4800.

(05/28/2010) The seller has replaced the body and other items.

“1953 Willys CJ3 Jeep. This Jeep has a new steel body, new brakes, new wheel cylinders. Ever since we purchased it back in the late 1990’s it has been stored inside. We have now run out of room in the barn for it. It runs rough. We no longer have time to finish this project.  It was started when we were not farming and now there is always farm work that needs done. We are asking $4800. but would consider a close reasonable offer. We do not Need to sell this Jeep but would rather sell it then see the work that has been done be ruined”